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Saturday, 6 May 2017

Leesfield Parish   May 7th   2017


Christian Aid Week this year is from the 14th to 20th May. As usual we will be collecting house-to-house on selected streets around Lees. If you are able to help with collections please contact Liz Dent by email at lizzy.dent@googlemail.com or see Liz after church on Sunday 14th.

We plan to have a Big Brekkie in support of Christian Aid on Thursday 18th May at 9am – 11am. Tickets available now  Adults £5 children £2.50. Volunteer helpers needed to help make this a fun morning and raise money for this excellent cause. Please let Edith know if you can help in any way.

Confirmation classes this week -  for children Tuesday after school at St Thomas Church.
For adults Wednesday 7pm at St Thomas’.

Bible study group begins Monday May 8th at 1.30pm in St Thomas Community room. All welcome –if you are around do come and support this new venture. It will end with a cuppa and a chat and in time for school pick-up! Bring a Bible if you have one handy!

There are still a few copies of our magazine available. Do get one if you haven’t had your copy yet. It is good value at only 80p! It relies for its quality on YOUR contributions. Have you written anything for it yet? Doesn’t have to be long, or very literate, just share your ideas thoughts, experiences etc. Has anyone written about any of our Easter services/events yet?
Items for next magazine to paulmdent@gmail.com Deadline  is next Sunday (14th)



St Thomas church is open regularly on Tuesday and Saturday mornings, so people can drop in, look around, pray or just sit. For this to happen, we need volunteers to sit in church (Could be in the back room !) Can you help with this? Can you spare an hour now and again? See Edith or sign the list please.

There are many many ways of keeping in touch with what is going on in our churches –get to check out our blogspot and the facebook links. Churches Together has a web site and a new facebook page too…… If you are on e mail make sure we have your address so we can send the weeklty newsletters and dates. If you don’t use e mail you can find lists of dates at the back of both churches.


Items for the newsletter to Lydia (pastorlydia7@yahoo.co.uk) by Wednesday eve please.

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Big Brekkie in the Community Room at St. Thomas' Church from 9 to 11 am on Thursday 18th May


We will be having bacon butties, beans on toast, toast & jam, tea, coffee and juice.

Tickets are priced at £5 each, £2 children and are on sale now. All proceeds to Christian Aid.

Please do join us for a lovely meal and a chat, and raise money as well!





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Mon May 8th           Bible Study group St Thomas community room 1.30pm. All Welcome
Tues May 9th           Children’s Confirmation class after school St Thomas Church
Wed May 10th          Adult Confirmation group meets 7pm St Thomas’
Sat May 13th             Wedding at St Agnes   3.30pm
Sun May  14th           Christian Aid Week begins
                                        All Age service at St Agnes as it’s Anniversary Sunday
Mon May 15th         Bible Study 1.30pm St Thomas   
                                       Building Committee St Agnes 7.30pm                                                                 
Wed May 17th      Children’s Confirmation class after school St Thomas Church
                                        Adult Confirmation group meets 7pm St Thomas’
Thurs May 18th     Big Brekkie in aid of Christian Aid  Details follow but 9am start

Sat May 20th            Tea and Toast St Thomas’ 10.30 till noon         
                                            Rose Queen crowning   St Agnes  2pm
Mon May 22nd        Bible Study 1.30pm St Thomas   
                                       Archdeacon’s Visitation   Christ Church Friezland 7.30pm
Tues May 23rd   Children’s Confirmation class after school St Thomas Church
Wed May 24th          Adult Confirmation group meets 7pm St Thomas’
Thurs May 25th     Ascension Day Service 7.30 St Thomas  Coffee Eve follows
Sat May 27th          St Thomas open to allow people to Explore church with the new Guide book  - refreshments available. 10.30am
Sat June 3rd           Coffee morning 2 Leesway 10.30 till noon.
Sun June 4th         Whit Sunday  Service St Thomas 9.15  Then we walk…..
                                      Joint service (Churches Together) 12noon in St Thomas
Some future events  -details later but put in your diary!
Harvest Queen At Home  July 8th
Trip to Liverpool July 15th
Confirmation service July 9th
Boundary walk  August 12th
Heritage Weekend September 9th

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